Office of External Affairs


October 3, 2014

Legislators and staff tour UW’s Clean Energy Institute

A group of state legislators and staff visited campus to tour the UW’s Clean Energy Institute. The group heard from CEI’s staff about its innovative faculty and cutting-edge research in next generation solar energy and battery technologies. In 2013, the Legislature invested $3 million to establish the Institute at the UW. In its inaugural year,…

September 11, 2014

UW a top school for vets

The University of Washington was ranked second in the U.S. among the best colleges for veterans. U.S. News and World Report ranked schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members with applications, financial aid and degree completion. The UW joins Georgetown, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, The Ohio State University and University…

August 20, 2014

Huskies give back!

Today University of Washington External Affairs staff participated in a service project at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands. Staff spent the morning helping restore the natural habitat by removing invasive bindweed. The Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetland is Seattle’s largest urban farm. The 10 acre farm is owned by Seattle Parks and…

August 19, 2014

University of Washington top 20 in the world

The Academic Ranking of World Universities has released its 2014 list of top schools in the world. This year, the UW moved up to No. 15. Read more from UW Today.

August 13, 2014

National leaders visit UW to discuss innovation and scientific research

Yesterday, US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) joined UW President Michael K. Young and research leaders from around the Pacific Northwest at our South Lake Union campus to talk about the future of the NIH. Read more from the Seattle Times. Pictured: (left to…

August 6, 2014

Read our latest newsletter

Curious about what we’ve been up to? The latest news from the Office of External Affairs is available online. External Affairs Update, July 2014: Legislative Update, Around the U District, and UWTV Emmys

July 28, 2014

UWTV documentary, Grays Harbor Happenings, in the news

The Seattle Times featured UWTV’s documentary Grays Harbor Happenings: The newsreels of C.D. Anderson last week. You can watch the documentary, which received a 2014 Telly Award for History/Biography, online from UWTV|Channel 27. Grays Harbor Happenings: The newsreels of C.D. Anderson

July 24, 2014

UW alum selected as Seattle Public Schools interim superintendent

UW alumnus Dr. Larry Nyland was selected to lead Seattle Public Schools while the School Board searches for a permanent superintendent. Dr. Nyland graduated from Roosevelt High School before attending the UW to pursue his Bachelor of Arts degree and then a Master’s and Doctorate in Education Administration. Read more from the Seattle Times.

Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes UW as a great place to work

The University of Washington has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its 2014 survey. The UW received recognition for overall job satisfaction and tenure clarity and process. “UW faculty and staff incite fierce passions, creative energy and a collaborative spirit across our classrooms and communities,”…

Welcome UP Global to the U District

Welcome UP Global to the U District! They are joining us in Condon Hall, otherwise known as Start-Up Hall. Curious about what is in store for the building? Check out this UW 360 story about the transformation of Condon Hall and the vision for the U District as a center for innovation.    

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